In order to receive SMS Alerts for your banking transactions, till now, you were required to download a SMS request form and submit it to your State Bank group branch. But it looks like the entire State Bank group has made it possible to enable SMS through their respective Internet Banking sites; For example, through onlinesbi.com for SBI or onlinesbh.com for SBH etc. The only pre-requisite is that your mobile number must have been registered with your account. If not, you can simply contact your branch or do the same at any State Bank ATM.
How to get SMS alerts
Log in to your respective State Bank internet banking account (this applies for banking accounts in SBI, SBH, SBM, SBT, SBBJ). Under Requests Tab, you can find ‘SMS Alerts’ option on the left side menu. Select that and check various options present there for which you’d like to receive SMS alerts. Some of the events present which you can check to receive alerts are credit/ debit of certain amount (only if this amount is greater than Rs.5000), Cheque book issue, Cheque stop alert, Balance falling below a certain amount set by you, Hold on account set/ removed etc.
These alerts can be set if you have a Savings Bank, Current account or an Over draft account and are free of charge.
If you want to stop SMS alerts you can visit the same page and select ‘disable SMS alerts’ link present at the bottom.
Also see: State Bank mobile banking app.